4 drown in Sirajganj boat capsize

New Age Online

At least 4 people drowned while 20 more people were still missing as a mechanised boat capsized in the Jamuna river at Chauhali of Sirajganj Thursday, a police official said.
The identities of the victims could not be known immediately, but the police said the boat was carrying around 50 passengers and capsized at around 11:15am.
Shamsul Haque, officer-in-charge of Chauhali police said the boat was coming from Metuani and that it hit an abandoned bridge before sinking.
Haque said the local people have recovered four dead bodies. He said the death toll may rise.
Some have swum ashore, the OC said.



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